A Thuismitheoirí, a Chairde,


Tá súil agam go bhfuil gach duine sona sásta ar ais i Scoil Raifteirí. Tá súil agam go bhfuil gach duine slán sábháilte tar éis na stoirme aréir agus inniu. Fíochmhar ar fad! Cuirimid fáilte speisialta roimh na Naíonáin Bheaga nua agus a dtuistí/Special welcome to our new pupils and their parents to our school. I encourage you to work with us, to enjoy and support your child in Scoil Raifteirí- the best start-tús maith- in primary education through Irish. It will open up many exciting doors!


Billí na Scoile:

Special Target for this term is on our Scoil Raifteirí reputation for Irish: 

  1. Gaeilge líofa, Irish fluency at all times in school. 
  2. Sainéide Scoile/Uniform and Track suit wearing 
  3. Respect, courtesy, excellent behaviour at all times 
  4. School work and Homework 


Gaeilge: Comhoibriú ag téastáil! Gaeilge le chéile!

We are actively working on our Irish fluency-which is improving with great efforts from everyone, and it is much appreciated. Maith sibh!

We are implementing our Rial na Gaeilge with enthusiasm, as we want our pupils to achieve the highest standards of fluency. To achieve this we are asking for your active support and participation. Irish is caught-USE IT! Children need to reply to our questions using full sentences in Irish. ‘Sea’ is not enough! 

We need to hear as many adults as possible in the school environs using their Irish. We encourage people to speak it as example for our children from the gate entrance, until children vacate through the gate exit dailyWe will be in touch with you in the event of children being negative re. speaking of Irish.

  1. some children from R1-R6 may receive a wake-up call-who are consistently speaking in English through receipt of lines, and after three transgressions, if there isn’t an improvement there may be a lunch-time detention of 20 minutes. 


· Amantaí Scoile: The school is open to receive pupils at 8:50am. No responsibility is accepted for pupils arriving before that time. All pupils assemble at the main front doors where we expect to hear Irish conversation at doirsí na scoile. Classes commence daily 9am. Classes end daily at 1:30pm for Naíonáin Bheaga agus Naíonáin Mhóra, and at 2:30 pm for R1-R6. Latecomers disrupt class, and we are asking that parents ensure that their children attend school daily and on time. The school cannot accept responsibility for looking after children after school hours.



Prospective pupils and parents are welcome to join our school and experience a love of education through the Irish language by sending in an e-mail expressing their interest in enrolment and/or by making appointment with Lára, Rúnaí na Scoile so that Enrolment Form may be filled out. PPS number & Birth Cert are required. Prospective brothers and sisters are enrolled by advising me by letter/e-mail: Ainm an pháiste/Name, Dáta BreitheDOB, School Year Placement, Concerns/Resources applying to your child. Parents are also asked to inform me as a matter of courtesy, should children wish to be moving into the school or should they be leaving the area. 


§ Scileanna Peile: Tar éis scoile, 2:30-3:30. Máirt-Gearóid R3 Audrey agus Máire agus cailíní R4, Céadaoin-Pádraig R4 buachaillí, R5, R6.

§ Cleachtadh Piano Máirt/Céadaoin/Deardaoin le Múinteoir Celine 086-3365103, €12 an cheachta, Ring Celine re. Lessons for pupils in R3-R6 and for R2-time permitting. Enquiries regarding spaces for R2 to Celine’s number, and parents are asked to confirm to Celine, if child is continuing piano classes. 

§ Ceol Ghaelach: Múinteoir Nollaig Kilkenny 087-7807983 gach Céadaoin €40 don téarma seo, R2-R6 Seomra Réamh-dhéanta, am lóin. 

Mo bhuíochas le: Fionntán Ó Murchú agus le gach baill ar an mBord Bainistíochta; Máire Uí Shúilleabháin /Foireann na scoile; 

Claire /Coiste na dTuistí, agus le páistí agus tuistí na scoile don chomhoibriú. “Ní neart go cur le chéile”. Your support is much appreciated. 

Beir Bua, Buíochas agus Beannacht, 


Máire Treasa Uí Dhálaigh.